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Program Club Meet Chorus n Defense Mount Pulaski Woman's in the Muldoon Memor- club room on Friday Nov. 10 for the second of the new season. Eugene Kretzinger, club had charge of the busi- The Pledge of of the Flag was led vice president, Mrs. Robert of Chestnut. E. Chesnut, of New Logan county president, guest and spoke briefly to Joseph Doud, art chair- the local club, spoke of Art School near Mort- which will be in Aug- The Federation spon- students. "Mrs. Doud ex- paintings by local artists, Curtis, Mrs. Fred Mount Pulaski; Mrs. Obery and Mrs. Steve of Chestnut. It is good there is such fine talent community. Ellis Downing, chairman I)efase and Public Wel- presented the Sil-Tennial Belles Chorus received wlien they sang numbers, "Flag of the 'Batle Cry of Freedom," On Harvest Moon," and the Sil:Tennial theme A Little Street Where Old MeeL", With great en- they sang "Hail Mount the theme of the Sil- Pageant. This group has auch pleasure to the com- ever since their organ- and everyone hates to see dlsband Downing had booked Mrs. L. Bennett of LaGrange, is Civil Defense chair- the Illinois Federation of Clubs, but because of she'was unable to fill the by Mrs. Kretnger, a gen- on various phases Defense and the import- busy and doing about it, brought out and thoughts on the Mrs. Oswald Brooker had" of a speech given the General Federation was of great interest. unior Woman's Club had representatives at the and they explained their which includes selling of Candles, and accessor- the aid of the mentally The young ladies are a job, and all help them to make it an success. Hour was enjoyed by The chairman of the committee was Mrs. John COB Scowrs FORM ORGANIZATION AND APPOINT LEADERS An organization meeting of the Cub Scouts was held Monday at the grade school gym. The new Cub Master is Orville Fulk, and his assistant is Robert Rothwell, Jr. The following have consented to be Den Mothers: Mrs. Loren Hasscbrock, Mrs. Charles W. Hans- low, Mrs. Richard Talmage, Mrs. Donald Gordy, Mrs. Van Froeh- lich and Mrs. Charles Anderson. Den Mothers are needed for the 1D-year-old boys and some of the 8-year-olds. If anyone is interest- ed in taking over as a Den Moth- er for either group, please con- tact Orville Fulk. The following officers were elected: Secretary, Donald Gerdy; Treasurer, James R. Jackson; Chairman 'of Planning Commit- tee. Charles W. Hanslow. The Pack meetings are to be held the 4th Monday of every month starting in January. The planning committee and Den Mothers will hold a meeting on Dec. llth at the grade school gym at 7:30 pan. Kitchen Band C00pefing For Ted Mack Spot The Sil-TenntaI Kitchen Band .will be one of the acts at the 'talent show Saturday, Nov. 18 at 8 p.m., in the Feimhans high school auditorium at Springfield. The show is being sponsored by group No. 2 of the Grace Meth- odist Church. Prizes will be given winners and top winner will have a chance for a Ted Mack audition ff they can raise money for the trip. Other acts will include acro- batic and tap dancers, baton twirlers, combos, singing groups, a whistling grandmother ((could be Mrs. Clyde Febus of Kitchen Band fame, or another - we don't know), and a'number of enter. taining acts from Springfield and central Illinois. Tickets are $1.00 for adults and 50c for students. It is hoped that Mount Pulaski  people will give the band their support by being present at the program. Band members are to leave from the Hilltop Bowl at 6 pan. as alp talent acts are to be at the school by 7 p.m. for their directions. GIVE BOUND EDITIONS KS CHF, ISTMKS GIFTS Do your Christmas shopping early! Bound Editionc of the Sil- Tennial Souvenir Edition will early! Round Editions of the Sil- book. They are packaged, ready for mailing. By mail - $3.33. You can pick up copies at the Times-News office. STUDENT WILL IRE NOV. 20th student who is at- Lincoln College will be at the Methodist "An estimated $15,000 will be evening, Nov. 20, at 7 added to the general fund of Lo- gan county as the result of resolu- I sponsored by the WSCS tions passed which will require class on "Into All The the collection of a one-half cent Together". Anyone wishing retail and one-half cent service is welcome to do so. occupation tax in the unincorpor- DATES Leggett Closing Out 5 miles west of Mt. Pul- Elkhart blacktop, then north. Gene Howe and VOL. $9 THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1961 NO. 18 New Conference Mount Pulaski high's athletic teams will be members of a new six-team conference next year, to A,T WEST INCOLN be known as the Tomahawk. The other five teams are, Mason Richard Connolley has been ap- City, Atlanta, Manito Forman, ointed principal of the West Harsburg-Emden and McLean- Lincoln township grade school to Waynesville. They will compete fill the vacancy created by the in track, baseball and basketball, resignation of Clifford T. Grfffith. A detailed account of the new  Mr. Connoliey, known to all his conference will be given next friends as "Dick" is a son of Mr. week. : and Mrs. Eugene K. Connolley of Other teams will be scheduled Mount Pulaski. He graduated in basketball however, from Mount Pulaski high school, then received his bachelor's de- gree from Eastern Illinois Un- Teen-Age Dance iversity at Charleston, and his SL11y Ni(jh master's degree from Millikin Un- iversity in Decatur. A teen-agers dance will be He taught in the school system featured at the Tomlinson Recre- of Burlington, Ill., for nine years ation Center on this Saturday and for some time has been night, traveling for a school supply com- The Dynamics Band of four pany. He also holds an all-grades' pieces will furnish the music, supervisor certificate. [Doom open at 8 with dancing Mr. and Mrs. Connoiley have starting at 8:30 and cintinuing been living in Princeton for sev- until 11:30. eral years, and the family will Admission is $1.00 per person, move to Lincoln as soon as suit- or, $L50 a couple, able living quarters are arrangec. "SWIM AND STAY FIT" PROGRAM SPONSORED AT INDOOR POOL Red Active will receive attractive wallet-size A-g Ltailm-OltlO--"  certificates. In addition, those In swimming 50 miles will be given Swig  an appropriate emblem and a pin m recognition. A "Swim and Stay Fit" pro- Wall charts contain the names gram has been put in action at of all swimmers registered, and e Tomlinson Indoor Pool, spon- a swim by swim record is kept sored by the logan County Chap- on this chart of their progress ter of the Red Cross. toward the coveted 50-mile mark. All swimmers are eligible to One young swimmer already has take part in the program which 5 miles to his credit. List of first entails their swimming 50 miles, i0 will be published each week. by swimming regularly and fre- The only expense involved to quently, until they have attained the swimmer is to simply pay his !this goal. tthgular swim fee. For further in- 26 swimmers have already en- formation contact Bill Wheeler, roiled for the program and more pool manager. and enrolling each day. It isn't necessary to swim the 50 miles qmo__ I__ _ o_ __ within certain time limR. A ,unxsgmng a mile or two miles, or more, each I time you enier the pool soon[ Donce At Rec counts up to many miles and be-i fore you know it, you have at- A Thanksgiving dance sponsor- mined the 50.mile goal. ed by the Mount Pulaski Town- Individuals who complete dist- ship high school band, will be anees of 10, 20, 30 and 40 miles, held at the TomUnson Recreation Center, Saturday, Nov. 25th, lrom OF TAX UNINCORPORATED TOWNS LOGAN COUNTY TO FAY *Supervl  Chestnut, Cornland, Lake Fork, and Lawndaie, while the remain- Resolution 1'o ing 78 are outside any village IJ TWO Taxem or city in the county. Other action at the special ses. of the county. The one-half cerrt retail and occupational tax is al- ready being collected by incor. porated municipalities in the county. It is based on receipts Fuller, auctioneers, from retailers' occupational and Closing ,Out Sale of use tax and will raise this tax Drake Estate, 3 miles from 3 per cent per dollar to 4 is of Latham; 5 miles north per cent, the same amount as on blacktop. Gene presently in effect in the munic- ipalities participating in the plan. 118 mdng Inclmied Some 118 retail and service establishments will be included Chan Fuller, auctioneers. -Out Farm Sale Brooker, west of Mt. in the present plan that were ex- *. and Mrs. Floyd Kelly made erupt before. Thirty of the estab- trip to Chicago for avis. lishments are located in the un- r and Sunday. incorporated villages ff[ Beason, sion included seating of the new- est member of the board, Edward Sheehan of Lake Fork township. Sheehan was recently appointed to fill the unexpired term of the late Albert Reiterman. Chairman L J. Miller announced Sheehan's appointment to the following committees: liquor, rabies, coun. ty farm and fees and salaries. Miller also appointed John L. Scheetz, superisor from Laenna township, chairman of the rabies committee. A. J. Engelbrecht, supervisor from East Lincoln township and chalnan of the board of Review announced that the board had finished its work for the year and adjourned. He reported that the estimated net gain of assess. ments was $79,430 for 1961 over last year' assessment. The total assessments, personal property, real estate and railroads for 1961 is $1557066. BOND BID FOR NEW HIGH SCHOOL ADDmON LET AT 3.09S "DICK" CONNOLLEY Bids SubmUled NEW PRINCIPAL , By Eight Firms ' 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. The Rhythmaires composed of band personnel, is an out- standing dance band which is not only enjoyable for dancing, but for listening as well. The dance is open to the public and admission is a donation of $1.00 for singles and $1.50 for couples. Contact band members for your tickets. DR. SOUKUP TO LEAVE CH00TNUT00 GOING TO DANVILLE Dr. and Mrs. V. J. Soukup of Chestnut were honored guests of the staff of the Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital at a fawell dinner given at the Tropics Tues- Were All Close. Mt. Pulaski Township High School District No. 28 awarded the contract to supply bonds for the $496,000 building program at a very attractive interest rate of only $3.09588 at the Thursday night letting. Cruttenden, Podesta & Co. of Chicago was the low bid- der. Compet'ition for the bonds was keen, with eight bids being sub mitted and all of them were than 4 percent. Bidders that if the letting had been a / year ago that it would have .... some higher. The eight bids submitted en- tailed some 14 or 15 bond 0rms as some were joint bids with tWO * or three houses involved. Some of the bids submitted ran at 3.16781, 3.16634, 3.1264, 3.13965, [3.22179. All were well under 4 percent. The method of bidding disclos- ed several rates of interest various years of the bond Some interest rates were figured at 2:50 for the first few years, then gradually increased to top of 3.40 with the average ing used as the rate, and also showing total cost. Some started at 3:75 and ended up witha 2.75 rate for : later years. , . Present at the letting were full board of the directors, their attorneys, Tom and Homer Jr., Lee Taylor, principal, Splain, county superintendent schools, and the several bidders. It is hoped that contracts for the construction of the new tion and remodelling will be let by February with actual work to start early in March of 1962. :! JUNIOR CLASS PLAY FRIDAY, NOV. 17th "No More Homework"; a three. act comedy in which the of a high school take over duties of the administration, : be presented by junior members Friday at 8 pan. in Mt. Pulaski high school gym. Taking part in the play JoAnn VanHook, Ruth Alana DeMuth, Terry Steve Martin, Cam Moore, Walcott, Cheryl Sutton, Dillsaver, George Washbond dy Rogers, John Kilhoffer, Schmidt, Sam Baldwin, Musick and Lloyd Burdick. D. L. WillLson is directing play. Elva Gordon is student rector; Keren King, Ernest Goodwin, stage Vicky Passmore, in charge properties and Larry Collier in charge of lighting. CIRCUIT CLERK HURT IN ACCIDENT Circuit Clerk Earl (Red) gan of R.R. 3, Lincoln, a broken shoulder and when his car was hit by driven by Vinee Steffir/s, , Primm Road, south of 7:30 a.m. Monday. Madigan was taken to Clara's hospital and .... a patient. State Trooper George investigated and reported Madigan car was thrown bridge railing by the while the Stefflns car into the guard railing.  day evening, of R.R. 3, Lincoln, at the : Dr. Soukup who has been a end of Deer Creek bridge practicing physician ,in Chestnut since 1941, is leaving t0 join the medical staff of the Veteran's Administration hospital in Dan- ville. He will be missed in the area as he is an accomplished organist and gave freely of his services not only in Chestnut but wherever called. The Soukup's will move shortly a Thanksgiving.